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Scaffold Cane to get sidewalk/trail

The stretch of Scaffold Cane Road between Boone Tavern and Logston Lane is regarded as one of the most dangerous areas for pedestrians and bicyclists in the city. On Monday, officials announced plans will soon be underway to make it safer. The city will receive federal funds to install a shared use trail/sidewalk along the western side of that highway.

Berea Mayor Steven Connelly said it’s a welcome development because there’s long been concern about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists along that section of roadway. “This is wonderful news,” Connelly said. “There’s a lot of pedestrian traffic down there, but it’s dangerous. This will provide better safety and access.”

Berea City Administrator Randy Stone said preliminary work on the project could begin as early as January.

Parsons earns Play Therapy Credential

Lisa Parsons

Lisa Parsons, MEd, LPCC, of Berea, KY earned the prestigious Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), according to its CEO Kathryn Lebby.

Parsons is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

To become a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, applicants must have earned a traditional master’s or higher mental health degree from an institution of higher education, 150 clock hours of play therapy training, five years and 5,000 hours of post-Master’s clinical experience, 500 supervised and 500 additional hours of play therapy experience, and be licensed or certified by their state boards of practice.

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Tristyn Nowlin’s 1st collegiate championship win University of Illinois

Tristyn Nowlin, Richmond native, pulled off her first collegiate championship win at the Cardinal Cup tournament this past weekend at the Univ of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville, hosted by U of L. She claimed it with 6 under par with winds over 35 mph, beating her closest competitor by 3 strokes. The Illini team pulled off the Team Championship shooting one under.

“It feels incredible to finally have my first individual win, ” stated Nowlin. ” I have been close a few times, and this weekend, I was able to put three good rounds together and come out with the win.” Continue reading Tristyn Nowlin’s 1st collegiate championship win University of Illinois

Honoring Those Who Served

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will sponsor its eighth Honor Flight.

Representing Blue Grass Energy on the flight will be Mr. Kenneth Simpson of Cynthiana and Mr. Donald Brady of Berea. Both served in the Vietnam War.

Nearly 70 veterans will be on the flight. They will land at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport around 8 p.m. We invite you to join us in welcoming them home from their trip and thank them for their service.

Learn more about Honor Flight Kentucky at the following link. http://honorflightky.org/

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will sponsor its eighth Honor Flight.

Representing Blue Grass Energy on the flight will be Mr. Kenneth Simpson of Cynthiana and Mr. Donald Brady of Berea. Both served in the Vietnam War.

Nearly 70 veterans will be on the flight. They will land at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport around 8 p.m. We invite you to join us in welcoming them home from their trip and thank them for their service.

Learn more about Honor Flight Kentucky at the following link. http://honorflightky.org/

Central Kentucky Job Club Schedule – Fall 2018

The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association, and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Central Kentucky Job Club schedule.

The purpose of Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. The free group is open to the public and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 9:00–10:15 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way (formerly Red Mile Place), Lexington, KY. Business attire is encouraged. Convenient, free parking is available. Continue reading Central Kentucky Job Club Schedule – Fall 2018

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will sponsor its eighth Honor Flight.

Representing Blue Grass Energy on the flight will be Mr. Kenneth Simpson of Cynthiana and Mr. Donald Brady of Berea. Both served in the Vietnam War.

Nearly 70 veterans will be on the flight. They will land at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport around 8 p.m. We invite you to join us in welcoming them home from their trip and thank them for their service.

Learn more about Honor Flight Kentucky at the following link. http://honorflightky.org/

Greg Gerard joins Madison County Advisory Board of Directors

Greg Gerard

Jeff Fultz, Madison County Market President for Central Bank, has announced the addition of Greg Gerard to Madison County’s Advisory Board of Directors. Mr. Gerard currently serves as President of Baptist Health Richmond Hospital. Greg earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his master’s degree from Western Kentucky University. He also served in the United States Navy for 4 years after college. Active members of the community, Greg and his wife Suzanne have lived in Madison County for over 10 years.

After 29 years in codes and planning, Dale Van Winkle calls it a career

Berea City leaders say retiring Codes Enforcement Administrator Dale Van Winkle will be missed because of his considerable knowledge of the city’s planning history and his ability to guide capital projects to a successful finish. Van Winkle retired on July 31.

When Dale Van Winkle began as a codes administrator for the City of Berea in 1989, the city’s planning and codes department was more or less a one-man operation. For all intents and purposes, Van Winkle was the codes department, except for one part-time secretary.

Almost three decades and nearly 1,500 public meetings later, Van Winkle is now ready to retire, leaving behind a department that has guided the steady growth of the city. His final day was last Tuesday. “It has been a wonderful experience. There were some rough times and some really good times, but I’ve tried my best to raise the professionalism of the office,” Van Winkle said. Continue reading After 29 years in codes and planning, Dale Van Winkle calls it a career

Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts

As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting their core mission: girl empowerment.

They recruited Queen Latifah to narrate a video featuring famous former Girl Scouts — Venus Williams, Katie Couric and many more. And they indulged in a little bragging when Girl Scout alumna Meghan Markle married into Britain’s royal family. Continue reading Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts